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populous does not mean of the population BUT INSTEAD of the population density[edit]

Finland has a population of approximately 5.5 million, making it the 25th-most populous country in Europe.

AS I THE article is not correct. It is not the 25th most populous as the populous means in English a level of crowding i.e. population density and Finland is more like the 45th most populous i.e. NOT VERY POPULOUS

Please rephrase to say this not very populous - as this is edit protected I do not do this — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:32, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Bad example video of spoken Finnish[edit]

Unfortunately, the person in the video from Wikitongues speaks broken Finnish, because (like she admits in the video) she hasn't lived in Finland for years. The video has value as an example of someone speaking broken Finnish, but it's not a good example of Finnish as it is spoken in Finland by native speakers. (talk) 21:40, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

I took it off. The language was broken and she used English words etc.Velivieras (talk) 09:20, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

Trim the lead section?[edit]

The current article lead seems to be longer than is recommended for Wikipedia articles. As per Wiki's Manual of Style, "As a general rule of thumb, a lead section should contain no more than four well-composed paragraphs and be carefully sourced as appropriate."

We currently have seven paragraphs in the lead in total, including three rather long paragraphs about history. How about summarizing the three into a single, shorter paragraph and moving the rest to the article body? Then we're left with five paragraphs, which should be borderline ok. Blomsterhagens (talk) 23:14, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Yes, you are right. The introduction is too long. However, the summary of the history can be kept as three or two paragraphs, although much shorter. The other ones can also be trimmed. Per W (talk) 11:36, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
The lead is now informative and all the main aspects are well presented. Of course shorter is better, but as I read the text I can see maybe only a few parts that can easily be shortened. Now the lead is 800 characters. If we compare it to e.g. Italy (958 characters), France (864), Norway (674), China (661), Turkey (771) Spain 701, India (714), we are more or less there. I can check the history part asap.-Velivieras (talk) 08:25, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

Mention climate change?[edit]

Would it be acceptable if we add a sentence or link to the issue of climate change in Finland? (most of the other country articles do mention climate change for that country at least once; this article does not mention it at all). FYI @User:PlanetCare EMsmile (talk) 00:55, 24 February 2021 (UTC)